Concrete & Masonry

Aug 25 2018

Front-yard factories dot the coast road in Ecuador and Columbia

Aug 21 2018

An easy to make scoop that cleans the bucket as you empty it.

Jul 30 2018

A smooth slab begins with a lump of mud and a straight 2x5

 

Jul 23 2018

A fast and inexpensive way to patch stucco walls. Put this in your bag of tricks.

Jul 2 2018

The old-fashioned mathematical formula way and the shortcut way.

Jul 1 2018

Repointing protects against water intrusion

 

Jun 30 2018

26,000 pounds of granite cut with a 2-pound hammer in 1 hour, condensed into a 7-minute video

Jun 9 2018

Which is better, a brick wall that stands for more than 800 years, or one that lasts 50 years?

Jun 1 2018

A trowel-applied leveling compound that sticks to most substrates

 

May 31 2018

In short, mortar is a mixture of some or all of the following materials: Portland cement, sand, lime clay, and more modern additives.

Apr 30 2018

Brute strength will not win in a war with physics. Smart design predicts the resonance of a building and sidesteps the waves

Apr 17 2018

Sakrete Fast Set Cement Patcher is the ideal product for the rapid repair of irregular cracks in a concrete slab.

Apr 16 2018

Guts, grout, and happy accidents make concrete countertops that look like stone—at least to non-geologists

Mar 27 2018

A retrofit solution that works great for a low-skill workforce—like volunteers

Feb 26 2018

Tying into an existing driveway involves digging, spec-ing, sloping, pouring, and brooming. 

Feb 21 2018

Begin straight and level for a wall that will be plumb and square

 

Feb 20 2018

A solid workhorse that sucks better than many other HEPA vacs at a great price point

Jan 11 2018

An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 4, 5, and 6

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